Eliakim H. Moore

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Eliakim Hastings Moore
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Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1869 March 3, 1871
Preceded by Tobias A. Plants
Succeeded by William P. Sprague
Personal details
Born(1812-06-19)June 19, 1812
Boylston, Massachusetts
Died April 4, 1900(1900-04-04) (aged 87)
Athens, Ohio
Resting place West Union Street Cemetery
Political party Republican

Eliakim Hastings Moore (June 19, 1812 – April 4, 1900) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

United States House of Representatives lower house of the United States Congress

The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber. Together they comprise the legislature of the United States.

Ohio State of the United States of America

Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus.

Moore was born to David & Dolly (Hastings) Moore in Boylston, Massachusetts, and moved with his parents to Marietta, Ohio and in 1817 to Athens County, Ohio. He attended the common schools, and later educated himself at night as a civil engineer.

Boylston, Massachusetts Town in Massachusetts, United States

Boylston is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 4,355 at the 2010 census.

Marietta, Ohio City in Ohio, United States

Marietta is a city in and the county seat of Washington County, Ohio, United States. During 1788, pioneers to the Ohio Country established Marietta as the first permanent settlement of the new United States in the Territory Northwest of the River Ohio. Marietta is located in southeastern Ohio at the mouth of the Muskingum River at its confluence with the Ohio River. The population was 14,085 at the 2010 census.

Athens County, Ohio County in the United States

Athens County is a county in southeastern Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,757. Its county seat is Athens. The county was formed in 1805 from Washington County. Because the original state university was founded there in 1804, the town and the county were named for the ancient center of learning, Athens, Greece.

Moore served as County surveyor from 1836-1846, and later as Auditor for Athens County from 1846-1860. He served as collector of internal revenue for the Marietta-Athens district of Ohio from 1862-1866, later organizing the First National Bank of Athens in 1863 and was connected therewith as president and director until about 1895.

Moore was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871), but was not a candidate for renomination in 1870. After politics, he engaged in railroad enterprises in Athens, Ohio, as well as being a Trustee of Ohio University at Athens.

Republican Party (United States) Major political party in the United States

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States; the other is its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

41st United States Congress

The Forty-first United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1869, to March 4, 1871, during the first two years of Ulysses S. Grant's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Eighth Census of the United States in 1860. Both chambers had a Republican majority.

Athens, Ohio City in Ohio, United States

Athens is a city in and the county seat of Athens County, Ohio, United States. Athens is most widely known as the home of Ohio University, a large public research university with an enrollment of more than 36,800 students across all campuses. Located along the Hocking River in the southeastern part of Ohio about 65 miles (105 km) southeast of Columbus, Athens is the principal city of the Athens, Ohio Micropolitan Statistical Area. The official population of Athens in the 2010 U.S. Census was 23,832, with a daytime population of over 40,000

Moore died in Athens April 4, 1900, and was interred in West Union Street Cemetery.

The mathematician E. H. Moore was his grandson.


The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Tobias A. Plants
United States Representative from Ohio's 15th congressional district
Succeeded by
William P. Sprague

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